Thursday, 11 April 2013

Kids Coop - Hospital Imaginary Play

Its Kids Coop time again. Please link up your children's activity posts and check out what others have been up to. This week I'm linking the following: 
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(Goblin is 42 months)
Goblin wanted to play with his cars on his street mat again. He likes me to play with the little people and do some dialogue to accompany his play. But there are only so many times I can say "ooh that car is going really fast" or "wow that was a big crash, is everyone OK". So I decided we needed something additional to change up our play ritual. 
So I made a cardboard hospital complete with bandages. This consisted of emptying the porridge sachets out of a box, covering it in white paper (using double sided tape). Cutting a door in the side and using a felt tip to make doors, windows and the all essential helipads. The bandages that filled the hospital were kitchen towel cut into strips. The entire thing took under 5 minutes to cobble together.
Goblin loved this new aspect. He started interacting with "the doctor" and helping to bandage the injured people who tended to be run over in a "Grand Theft Auto" style of play.
Goblin did also get to learn about other medical emergencies that weren't RTAs. This is Goblin attaching a stretcher (which usually lives in the Playmobil Fire Engine) to the LEGO Helicopter so he can airlift Shellington the Octonaut to hospital to put him in a hyperbaric chamber because he got the bends.
Hublet also made Goblin a thermometer using two metal straws, a computer cable, a bottle cap and lots of duct tape. This proved a hit with Goblin listening to our chests and administering medicine. And when Hublet sneezed Goblin administered a medicinal bandage under the watchful eye of the doctor.
I wonder how long it will be before I need to revamp the hospital into something else to keep my mummy sanity.
And now to the linky


  1. The helipad is so cool! What a wonderful play set.

  2. I love the homemade stethoscope. I think my doctor kit was my favorite toy when I was little, well that and my She-ra outfit.

  3. Those simple ideas for play are just the best, aren't they?

  4. My Family-Focused Monday hop is live now and I would love to see one of your awesome posts linked up @

    Have a terrific week.


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